If you hop over to Milk Magazine today you will find a big smiley photo of me in Berlin with Natascha Rosenberg, and an interview (in French) about what we'll be taking and doing for our summer holidays.
Un grand, grand merci à Sophie for inviting me. What an honour!
The Queen's Jubilee, the Olympics, the Paralympics, it looks like London is the city of Summer 12, and what better way to mark the occasion than by buying a brand new children's book illustrated by talented UK paperartist/illustrator Kate Slater.
Written by James Dunn and published by Frances Lincoln, ABC London is a colourful, contemporary alphabet picture book featuring a selection of the classic and unique sites and culture that make London Town so special (I used to live in Greenwich so 'O for Observatory' is one of my faves).
I haven't seen a copy of the book myself but after seeing Kate's beautiful papercuts, collages and first book at the YSP a couple of years ago(even my husband wanted to buy a couple of her greetings card he was so smitten!), I have no doubts about the quality of her work in this publication.
Kate will also be presenting her first solo exhibition at the Jam Factory in Oxford this Summer, so if you lucky enough to live nearby, do try and pop in to support this much-loved children's illustrator/artist.
Pinned, bookmarked then rediscovered on pinterest this morning, I think this is one of the sweetest mobiles I have ever seen. This model sold but you can always send an email to the etsy seller, Made4youbymagic, if you're interested in buying a special gift for your own children. Love!
Yes, I know, my kids have well outgrown their sleeping bags, cots and bumpers, but that doesn't mean to say that I can't appreciate an original range of baby bedding when I see one...
If you happen to be in Paris this Summer make sure you visit Serendipity, no matter how old your children are (the display of vintage toy beds looks to be worth the trip if you ask me...). The much-loved team behind No. 74 have been invited to exhibit for two months, adding their own contemporary touch to this must-visit French kids' design shop.
Today I am feeling inspired by the pretty patterns and colour palette I found in Romanian illustrator and jewelry makerCristina Barsony's portfolio. I love the movement in the top and bottom picture, and her work makes me want to sit down in a field of wild flowers and paint. So delicate and sweet - it would be nice to see her illustrate a children's book...